Be prepared to answer a variety of questions about your work experience and your own academic history. Above all, be professional and show you would be a good role model for your students. The truth is that the single most important qualification for a guidance counselor is a degree and certification. School boards have requirements that must be met in order to qualify for the position.
Contributor Find out how long the counselor has been practicing marital therapy and what proportion of the clientele are couples.
It takes time to develop the expertise required to help couples. If the therapist is relatively inexperienced, ask if he or she is receiving supervision; in this case, the therapist will have input from a more senior practitioner that can outweigh some of the disadvantages of the therapist's inexperience.
Make appointments with therapists whose answers to the vetting questions were satisfactory. Ask them to briefly describe their approaches to marital therapy and their views of divorce.
Doherty, author of "Take Back Your Marriage," warns that some therapists too easily support separation and divorce; you want to find a therapist who will work with you to improve your marriage and stay together.
Pay attention to the therapist's behavior and language. The single most important factor contributing to the success of counseling is the therapist-client relationship; you should leave the first session feeling validated and understood.
An effective couples counselor treats both partners with respect, actively listens to their explanations and balances the session so that neither partner feels left out. The therapist should not offer solutions at this early stage, or predict any kind of outcome for the therapy beyond promising to help you to the best of his or her ability.
If you have any questions about the therapist's approach or interventions, do not hesitate to raise them during sessions.Jan 06, · On Friday, first lady Michelle Obama honors the school counselor of the year, Terri Tchorzynski of the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Mich.
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T C***** currently is a guidance counselor at YPre-K center in _____. She has overseen the YPRE -K counseling program for about 10 years, which is designed to be compressive and developmental, with an emphasis on positive behavior and support. Note: Student Development Counselors will have limited availability on Mondays, 10 a.m.
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